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Juneberries for the Home and Small Farm
Friday, April 11, 2014
9:30 AM - 12 Noon
Sollecito Landscaping Nursery
4094 Howlett Hill Road
Syracuse, NY 13215

This workshop is a complete, in-depth introduction to juneberry cultivation in Upstate New York, covering site selection, natural history, planting, pest control, and harvesting. Juneberries are primed to become a common high-value crop in the coming years. Landowners can plant and cultivate juneberries as part of their home landscape and they have excellent marketability as a U-pick, wholesale, or direct retail crop. In this class, we will also review other minor edible berries that can be a good fit for a small farm or home landscape.

Fee: $10.00 per person includes the complete workshop and samples of juneberry products.

To register: contact by email Erin at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County at 315-424-9485 x 224 or register online at Registration for Juneberry Workshop
Hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension and Sollecito Landscaping Nursery.

For more information about juneberries, go to Juneberries or contact Jim at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County, 585-394-3977 x 402.

Contact Sollecito Landscaping Nursery for information about buying juneberry plants at 315-468-1142 or Sollecito Landscaping Nursery

The Extraordinary Egg: from chicken to plate
Saturday, April 12, 2014
10:00 am-Noon
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County
480 North Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424

The upcoming holidays of Easter and Passover rely heavily on eggs to celebrate age-old traditions. Eggs are dyed, decorated and made of chocolate for Easter. During Passover, eggs are roasted and hard-boiled for use in the seder. Eggs have been eaten by humans for thousands of years and are an integral part of our diet even today. They can be found in baked goods, mayonnaise, and on many breakfast menus. But, have you ever stopped to think about the egg?

Hope Galens, Local Food Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County and Lloyd Kinnear of Rosecrest Farms will present a program on this humble yet important food. Learn all about eggs such as: are free range, cage free and pasture raised the same thing, the difference between brown and white eggs, uses for eggs, their benefits, different types and where to find them locally.

We will also taste different varieties of eggs along with other dishes that use eggs. Leave feeling inspired to seek out the large variety of farm fresh local eggs available here in Ontario County!

Class fee: $10 per person
Pre-registration is required by Thursday, April 2, 2014 by calling Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County at 585-394-3977 x 427 or email Nancy with your name, address, and phone number.

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